What are cataracts?
Cataracts occur when the lens in your eye becomes cloudy from natural proteins that build up over time. As the condition progresses, the clouded lens allows less light to pass through your eye and your vision become blurred. It can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colorful.
What will happen in my cataract evaluation?
Your cataract evaluation will include a series of tests with leading advanced technology to provide your doctor with a clear understanding of your unique eyes. In your visit with the doctor, you will determine together if you are ready to proceed with cataract surgery in the near future.
What are my treatment options?
Cataracts can only be removed through a cataract removal procedure, at which time your doctor will replace the cloudy lens with an intra ocular lens (IOL). With advancements in technology and an expert team of doctors here at Texas Eye Care, cataract surgery is a wonderful opportunity for patients to improve vision and even better manage glaucoma. Ask your doctor about these life changing opportunities to find out what will work best for your eyes!
What happens next?
At the time that your doctor determines that you are ready for cataract removal, one of our surgical counselors will be ready to help you to prepare! Your counselor will go over:
Your doctor's recommendation for your best vision possible
Costs associated with cataract surgery and your financial responsibility.
Consent forms and forms associated with your cataract surgery
Scheduling for cataract surgery (performed on one eye at a time, if you are having cataract surgery in both eyes, you will have two surgery dates)
Instructions to prepare for cataract surgery
Instructions for post-operative care
The Texas Eye team is committed to your excellent care, and looks forward to helping you through this process! We always welcome new patients, and will see you same day or next day!
Two things you should know about cataracts
First, you're not alone. Cataracts are very common! By age 65, over 90% of people in the U.S. will develop cataracts. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S., and is also regarded as one of the safest.
Second, you're in good hands! Your surgeons have been specially trained to take great care of your eyes. Dr. Majka founded Texas Eye Care with the belief that vision is precious, and the mission to provide excellent and efficient care for all patients. The Texas Eye surgeons have performed over 30,000 vision correcting procedures and take special care to achieve the best vision possible for each patient.